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Module

LAW3015 : Environmental Law

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Ole Pedersen
  • Lecturer: Mrs Jennifer Wardle
  • Owning School: Newcastle Law School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aims of the module is to offer an overview of:
•       The definition, basic theoretical concepts and historical background of UK environmental law
•       The general legal framework and different regulatory regimes for the protection of the environment
•       Key aspects of the law concerned with pollution control, nature conservation and environmental impact assessment
•       A number of emerging themes within environmental law and policy

Outline Of Syllabus

The module covers the following issues: Introduction to environmental law and regulation, international environmental law, EU environmental law, theoretical background and environmental values. In addition the module covers a number of specific subjects of environmental regulation such as nature conservation, biotechnology, pollution control, climate change, and the role of private law in environmental protection. Finally, the module considers issues of environmental justice and access to environmental information and public participation.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable